In our most recent study, “Understanding Filipino Sentiments Toward Health and Critical Illness”, Manulife Philippines found that many Filipinos still face barriers in embracing better financial and lifestyle habits. The Filipinos’ desire to have a healthy lifestyle is driven by concerns for their families’ welfare, particularly in the face of financial burdens caused by critical illnesses, more than their own personal welfare.
The study also found that financial worries have a greater impact on Filipinos’ sentiments toward protecting themselves from critical illness, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
of Filipinos consider health as their top priority
But at least
engage in unhealthy eating habits
Filipinos worry about family members getting sick more than they worry about caring for themselves.
Majority of Filipinos also believe that the cost of critical illness treatment is more than they can afford. The Health Study also reveals that more than half are not ready to finance health expenditures in case a family member gets sick.
believe that critical illness treatment is too costly
feel that they are not financially ready, in case a family member suffers a critical illness
9. Kidney failure
10. Disease with no cure or difficult treatment
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos’ priorities for family, health, safety and well-being have become stronger than ever.
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